Hello my name is Michael Clarington and I am originally from Miami, Florida. I have been teaching since 2007. I attended Miami Southridge Senior High and from there I went to college at Howard University on a full athletic scholarship for football. I graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). I later attended Grand Canyon University for my graduate studies, where I received a Masters of Special Education (MSPED). I am now pursuing a educational doctorate at Grand Canyon University with a focus in Special Education. In my personal experiences I have owned several businesses. It was my experience with young adults entering into the workforce, lacking the necessary skills to sustain employment, that lead me to enter into the field of education.